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How To Make The Most Of The Austin Film Festival

Greg Garrett | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts
Greg Garrett

I don't go to the Austin Film Festival because I want to shop my script or make connections with producers and directors, although people do both of those things here.

Proof Tom Cruise Is Still Hollywood's Best Hero

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment

As word-of-mouth reviews push Tom Cruise's "Edge of Tomorrow" toward the $100 million plateau in North America, the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman:G-Punkers New Beat Fund Return; Pop Culture Awards Set, and Cherub Tops "Delve"

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It has something to do with a piggy bank. That's about all I could take away from the online bio for California's New Beat Fund, and that's totally fi...

10 Essential Cult Classics You Need To Watch This Halloween

Posted 10.30.2013 | Arts

If we told you there was a film that magically fused the horror elements of "The Omen" or "Rosemary's Baby" with the sci-fi flair of "Star Wars" or "C...

An A-Sides Aside: Director Alex Winter DownloadsNapster

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Napster's Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker with Alex Winter The recently-released documentary Downloaded takes us back to a time in which there was no...

The Strangest Oscar Ad Ever?

Posted 10.26.2012 | Entertainment

In 1987, an entrepreneur and martial arts expert named Grandmaster Y.K. Kim co-directed "Miami Connection," a film about "a martial arts rock band" wh...

Theater Chain Wants YOUR Help In Stopping Texting

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment

Premium theater chain Alamo Drafthouse wants your help in tackling pesky patrons who talk and/or text during screenings. In the past, the company ...

Lucas Kavner

Paul Thomas Anderson Goes Back In Time | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.07.2012 | Arts

When famed Austin, Texas, movie theater the Alamo Drafthouse announced its newest series of classic film screenings, they were quick to tout that they...

Movie Theaters Are Back! Were They Ever Gone?

Jon Patricof | Posted 07.21.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Patricof

At the end of 2011, many media analysts were predicting the demise of movie theaters, but the reality is this: the movie theater exhibition business really doesn't look to be in that much trouble.

Alamo Drafthouse Opening In New York!

Posted 04.05.2012 | New York

Austin's famed Alamo Drafthouse is gearing up to open shop with its first New York location, taking over the unused Metro Theater space on the Upper W...

Rest in Peace, SXSW 2012

Mark R. Collins | Posted 05.28.2012 | Entertainment
Mark R. Collins

Sustainability is a pillar of the 2012 hipster platform, and yet during SXSW thousands of lone star cans go unrecycled, reams of unnecessary marketing materials are printed, cigarettes litter the streets and general excess is celebrated. If SXSW wants to be a mature adult it needs to go green.

Aaron Sankin

Beer And Movies: Together At Last In The Mission? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.16.2012 | San Francisco

The Mission District's long-shuttered New Mission Theater may soon be getting revived as the latest addition to the rapidly growing chain of Alamo Dra...

Which Expanding Texas Import Has Staked Its Claim On The Nation's Capital?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Alamo Cinema Drafthouse, the Texas-based movie theater-restaurant-bar which recently sparked a cross-Potomac online battle of local iden...

WATCH: Annoying Movie Texter Gets Proper Punishment

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.06.2011 | Comedy

If you're someone who can't stand people who text during movies, Alamo Drafthouse feels your pain. Even if they didn't serve food and beer during movi...

America's Coolest Movie Theater

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Patrick Sauer | Posted 07.28.2011 | Small Business

With the holiday season, the annual conundrum sets in: Time is scarce, but entertainment options are plentiful. You know, the garden variety merry eve...

2010 Fantastic Fest #4: Interview With Tim League

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

I sat down with Austin film fixture Tim League, who launched Fantastic Fest with wife Karrie, to talk about their special combination of irreverent programming and smart business.

2010 Fantastic Fest #3: All Creatures Great and Small; Zombies, Vampires, and Terrible Human Beings

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

Bedeviled brings up some prickly questions about whether or not convention should be so easily accepted. How has something as disturbing as rape revenge become a "classic" of genre film?

SXSW 2010: Land of the Rising Fun

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

While Centurion featured muddy politics, positioning itself vaguely as an anti-war film while also encouraging us to root for heroes of questionable morals, you really go see this movie to find out how many ways a head can explode.